EBay, Inc. completed its acquisition of TCGplayer, a collectible card game marketplace, for a deal value of up to approximately $295 million.

“By joining forces with TCGplayer, eBay has even more ways to connect brick-and-mortar hobbyists and sellers with passionate collectors around the world,” said Dawn Block, VP, Collectibles at eBay. “Our two companies share similar values and a deep commitment to the collectibles community, and together we will continue delivering best-in-class experiences for our customers.”

“I look forward to working with eBay to improve the collecting experience online and in everyone’s favorite local hobby store,” said Chedy Hampson, founder and CEO, TCGplayer. “We will benefit from eBay’s decades of industry experience, coupled with powerful technology solutions, a shared vision, common core values, and a deep commitment to the collectibles community.”

TCGplayer will continue to operate autonomously.

Over the past two years, eBay has introduced products and enhancements it said “are important for buyers and sellers in the trading cards and collectibles category, including recent launches like eBay vault that offer collectors benefits like instant transfer, authentication, insurance, affordable shipping, and a tax-free storage location.”